You would think that everything you could do with fabric, fibers, and
shapes had been done before. But from art quilts to modern quilts to
traditional quilts, each one offered a new experience in fiber art.
If you love scraps and buttons, I have a fabric art
project for you. Plus, if you enjoy a little paint with your fiber art,
so much the better: this how-to will give you a chance to showcase your
artwork everywhere you go.
Beth Maitland may be an internationally known soap star. But when it comes to shopping for quilting fabric, she's just like you and me: She likes to touch the goods and buy, buy, buy.
I'm at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston this week, soaking up all the fabric, quilting, and surface design ideas I can and meeting up with old and new fiber art friends.
Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they can also be the devil to
capture accurately in a fabric portrait. Fiber artists use all kinds of
tricks to make eyes look natural and alive. Some do it with thread,
others with fabric choice and placement.
I am so intrigued by the modern quilt movement. These quilts honor the traditions of block making by adding contemporary flair and innovative twists that are exciting and fresh. And quilters are connecting in 21st century ways with social media, reaching...
At our show-and-tell circle at the Quilting Arts-Stitch-Cloth Paper Scissors offices this week, Stitch Editor Amber Eden showed us a spread in a major fashion magazine that revealed quilting is a fashion trend.
hen you paint on fabric, you have to be open to serendipity, because no
two pieces of painted fabric are alike. With our free eBook How to Paint on Fabric: Free Fabric Painting Techniques for Texture and Interest, you'll learn how to get beautiful results.
Does quilting make you happy? Assuming the answer is yes, then what is
it that makes you happy? Being elbows-deep in fabulous fabrics? Becoming
one with the sewing machine as it hums out quilting stitches? Designing
Every year I set aside one or two Saturdays to sew something special for
the women in my life that would treasure a handmade gift. I usually
work production-style, cutting, basting, sewing, and finishing, until I
have an array of small gifts ready to go.
English artist Lucie Summers's fabrics and quilting projects should be familiar to readers of our publications. Her modern quilting techniques, cheerful colors, and contemporary screen print designs with a hint of Scandinavian style stand out from the crowd.
Because the theme of the October/November 2013 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine
is "Artists Give Back," we asked contributors what they do to give back
to their communities. Here's a selection of their answers:
Last Tuesday at our staff's weekly show & tell circle, our newest colleague, Stitch
magazine Assistant Editor Abby Kaufman, showed us a small quilt she's
working on. We were all very impressed with the project, especially as
she is quilting it by hand.
To me, Elin Waterston's art quilts are instantly recognizable. They
almost always feature clean designs with Elin's own brand of creative machine quilting that echoes the quilt's motifs.
Autumn is my favorite time of year, but this year, the colors are
different for me. October is on my radar as "pink month"--the first time
that I support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) as a
breast cancer survivor.